– NISA Approves TEPCO’s Request to Have Female Workers Back at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant (EX-SKF, Mar 9, 2012):
TEPCO informed the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency that it would bring female workers back at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on March 9, and NISA approved before the day was over.
According to Tokyo Shinbun quoting Kyodo News (3/9/2012), TEPCO is envisioning 8 hours a day, 20 days per month indoor work that would result in less than 5 millisieverts in 3 months.
As per my calculation, it will be 3.456 millisieverts in 3 months.
I just asked a former TEPCO employee who used to work at one of the TEPCO’s nuclear power plants, who said “0.1 to 0.3 millisievert per year” radiation exposure for indoor, office work with occasional visits to controlled areas.
What is the point of TEPCO bringing back female workers at the plant where 7.2 microsieverts/hour radiation is considered “low”? Just to send a hopeful message that everything is going well in Fukushima?